Thursday, September 23, 2010
Right to adequate housing
The UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing - one of the 'Special Procedures' of the human Rights Council - has written a 'letter of allegation' about the threat of eviction against Gypsies on the Dale Farm site. A draft response was prepared by officials for approval by the Minister Andrew Stunell MP, and I wrote to Andrew making some comments on the draft. His Private Secretary told me that he looked at my note but didn't make any amendments to the draft. I therefore sent my comments direct to the Special Rapporteur, who has acknowledged them.